“So after missing his fifth straight cut, at PGA National, DeChambeau drove from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., some three hours to Winter Garden, Fla., to meet with Stephen Harrison, president of SIK Golf, a putting manufacturer based out of Orange County National that also teaches putting philosophy and methodology.
Harrison fitted DeChambeau with a putter and worked with the young Tour pro on the Quintic Ball Roll System, which is essentially a launch monitor for putting. The system measures numbers such as launch angle, spin rate, ball speed and impact ratio.
“The same thing that you would do on a launch monitor, just microscopically,” Harrison said.
Harrison was able to dial DeChambeau into a specific launch angle with the new putter, which features Descending Loft Technology™ on the face that keeps DeChambeau rolling the ball closer to optimum launch angle on miss-hits.
DeChambeau debuted his new SIK putter two weeks later at the Valspar Championship and tied for 27th. Two weeks after that, he tied for second in Puerto Rico, an event won by D.A. Points, another SIK Golf client. Even after a six-week missed-cut streak, DeChambeau earned his first PGA Tour victory at the John Deere Classic last July and played his way into three legs of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
Ranked 194th in strokes gained-putting before meeting with SIK Golf, DeChambeau was able to climb to 146th by season’s end. This season, he is 88th.
"They have been incredibly instrumental, SIK Golf, to my putting,” DeChambeau said. “Being able to utilize the Quintic system has been awesome. … I can be comfortable with how it feels off the face knowing that it’s going to roll the same every single time. So having that system, as well as confidence in their descending loft technology, has really helped me to consistently improve over the course of time. And seeing putts going in doesn’t hurt at all."
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